Who Could Benefit?
The Family and Friends (F&F) Group: Tools for Building Emotional Resilience is a 13-week group designed for those with relationships with individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or otherwise challenged with emotional dysregulation. Through education, skills training and network building, group members will learn how to navigate these relationships and support their own and their loved one’s well-being.
The F&F Group Has Four Main Objectives:
What is the Curriculum?
Education: You will learn the most current information and research on BPD and emotion dysregulation and gain a better understanding of the associated and attending symptoms and behaviours.
Skill Training: You will learn DBT skills that promote resilience and effective coping for family members and others experiencing emotional dysregulation or BPD. Skills include both acceptance and change strategies. Skills training targets/remedies specific caretaking and relational challenges for family members and loved ones.
Network Building: You will develop a support network and community of those with shared experiences and build connections with group members in similar situations.
The Family and Friends Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm via a secure virtual platform. Each session consists of lectures, skills training, practice exercises, questions, and discussion.
Cost per session is $140 per person or $125 per person, if joining with an additional family member or loved one. Sessions may be paid by credit card.
Clients will be charged if they are a no-show to a group session. An absence is considered a no-show if less than 48 hours’ notice is given.